Welcome to our NJC “Meet The Team” section, a light hearted take on our people that make NJC Equipment Hire.

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First up to get the innings off to a flyer.. Nic (the N of NJC)
Nic has an extensive hire background running successful McEntee and Kennards branches before taking the plunge to become a business owner. As with many of our crew, Nic is a local living and breathing the norwest culture with his wife Terri and kids Zoe & Deegan.
If you know Nic, he loves his sport and anything with an engine. Hits a decent golf ball, tends to drive sideways on the track and has the all rounder tag in his T20 cricket team, regularly topping the averages with bat & ball.

An all round good bloke, doing great things in the community.. a self confessed petrolhead always with a project on the go. If you see him around, make sure you ask him about this years T20 stats then settle in for a montage of clutch moments.

April 2020

Nic Taylor NJC


The man, the myth, the legend and the J in NJC!
A homegrown Waitakere lad, the eldest of 5 boys and one of 3 plumbers within the Curran clan!
Jake’s been part of the local norwest landscape doing great things in the community for awhile now both with business and supporting our local clubs & schools.

For those who know Jake, he’s always up for a laugh and isn’t afraid of a prank or two, dangerous territory within our NJC crew as his recent victim informs me, “have cctv footage of the perp (Jake) and retaliation is coming!” When he’s not messing with staff, he genuinely loves helping people and combined with his business hustle, humour and upbeat persona, creates a great team environment to be around.

Outside of business and family, he’s still showcasing his ‘fleet of foot’ and ‘miracle offloads’ for his beloved Kumeu ‘Moistie Maulers’ rugby team (at time of publication). It seems his star player status could now be in jeopardy though since becoming a Heineken fanatic and taking a liking to flashy backline moves instead of front row biffo lately.
A top man to have around the traps keeping things interesting for us all.
Jake Curran…this is your life!

June 2020

Jake Curran NJC


Meet Corey, the C In NJC and the fastest man in our line up (a prestigious award given the liking to things that go fast within our team).

As with the majority of our crew, he’s been Involved in the norwest business landscape for an age. Trained up his ol mate Jake as a young apprentice to now business partner and currently splits his time between the big smoke and the winterless far north where he parades as a master plumber by day, but like Clark Kent is to the man of steel, a quick wardrobe change in the nearest pay phone box reveals a superhero on 2 wheels!

So where do we start;

12 x World Land Speed Records, 8 x US National Records, multiple NZ MotorX titles and the records keep tumbling every time he visits the Bonneville Salt Flats in the US of A.
Using various weapons of choice to “knock the bastard off” that range in class from a 250cc turbo’d Yamaha to a 750cc modified Suzuki where he casually clocks anywhere between 140-180mph+ (225-290kph!)…On salt…On a bike!

That’s some big kahunas in our book! Nice one Champ!

June 2020

Corey Bertelsen NJC


Tasked with growing and fine tuning the business, Reece has brought a professional approach and a calm head to our team since coming on board in 2019. His business experience, leadership and professionalism gained from a long career in high performance sport as a professional cricketer (which included the Black Caps), and being involved in several successful start up companies following cricket is a welcome addition to the NJC team. We have full confidence that Reece along with a strong team around him will continue to evolve and shape the business for future growth and development.



Reece Young NJC


Meet Andrew.
Our Operations Manager who spends countless hours leading our branch team towards the bigger goal.
This guy has a wealth of knowledge, a truckload of experience and always puts his best foot forward to drive the well oiled machine that is NJC Hire.
When he’s not working (not sure when that is), you’ll find him pounding the pavement around the West or getting amongst some DIY. Sources say he’s secretly working on his golf game to take out the office sweepstake at our next event.

He’s a family man with a big heart always wanting to better his crew and family alike.

Be sure to keep a look out for him around the branch.

Another legend in the cog

Andrew NJC Meet the Team


Paul has been part of the Norwest hire landscape since 1984 (before some of our team were on this earth). Originally with Kumeu Hire for most of his time before a brief stint with HP then joining the NJC stable as we got up ‘n’ running. He’s seen it all over that time and pretty much knows everyone in the region just like most of you will know him.

Paul’s the guy opening up first thing in the morning when it’s pitch black, without fail, to get you sorted and on the way before the traffic. Legend has it, he’s never used an alarm yet springs outta bed like a ninja at the same ridiculous hour every morning while the rest of us are still all tucked up tight.

Sources also tell me he was a bit of a gun sportsman back in the day, particularly at squash & footy, and a guy you definitely wanted on your team particularly if things got spicy…well, same goes with business!

A top bloke, doesn’t mind a cheeky bourbon and a gar, loves the camera (as you can tell), and as Kumeu Branch Manager, an important member in our team.

April 2020

Paul NJC


Doug has been in the industry longer than most of us have had hot lunches. He’s another one that everyone seems to know around the traps and brings huge experience, enthusiasm and a big grin to the NJC team.

You may recognise Doug as he is one half of the infamous Kumeu Hire/HP ‘originals’… Like yin goes with yang and salt is to pepper, so is Doug and his ol mate Paul. Having worked together for so long now, they make things very entertaining around the yard. Some liken their antics to Bert & Ernie but as they’ve got older it’s clear they’re more Statler & Waldorf!! (Google it)

Another ‘good sort’ here with us at NJC ensuring our customers are well looked after.

April 2020

Doug NJC


Welcomed into the NJC cult August 2020, this man needs no introduction for those in the know, having spent the past 21 years in various strategic sales roles within the construction plant industry.  JP’s one of the good guys who thrives on building strong relationships and going the extra mile to ensure his customers are well looked after whilst continuing to grow their businesses. We know our customers will be in safe hands with the professionalism and knowledge he brings to our new Sales Manager role.

Sources say JP loves his sports so will fit right in with the daily banter of dissecting the performances our sporting heroes from the comfort of our plush armchairs. We seem to be developing a trend with our recruitment for the need to have some sort of current or former ability on the sports field (most definitely former for most of us), this helps with ‘street cred’ at the water cooler for the ‘back in our day’ analysis.. JP easily fits the brief as a promising rep cricketer back in his teenage years, and rounds it off nicely as a near scratch golfer, pretty standard for those in sales these days isnt it?  FYI spoiler; hes currently nursing a niggly back, so its a good time for a cheeky wager next time you go for a round with him.

Sport aside, he’s a family man who loves spending time with his family and friends and is a a dab hand in the kitchen where he makes heck of a jalapeño sauce!

We are proud to have him apart of the NJC Stable, a real good sort in the industry so make sure you stop for a chat next time you see him around the traps.

August 2020



His 3 month trial is over, so that means we are officially stuck with each other, so we may as well welcome in a champion of the hire industry and our new BDM…Myles.

Joining us at the start of the year, Myles brings extensive hire experience working with a range of clients and projects around Auckland, including large infrastructure like the CRL. He is well versed in all aspects of equipment hire, service and relationships, and bolsters our account / relationship team with his all round skills ensuring we continue to deliver on our promises.

Outside of being a sales guru, Myles met the most important selection criteria of all by being another ‘mature’ sportsman for our current crop of arm chair critics to talk shop with around the water cooler. (his tough stickers received extra bonus points during the interview process also). Word on the street is he’s still a gun softballer with safe hands behind home plate, and knocks it out of the park at bat for his beloved Glenfield ‘G Force’ Softball team week in week out. He’s also recently sneaked a game of T20 cricky in the local NJC business comp where he smoked a few into orbit at will. Seems like a valuable ally for the current NJC has-beens to reminisce about how good we all were (weren’t) at the Monday morning team meetings.

We are stoked to have Myles on board along with his awesome family (wife Emma and 2 young boys Conor & Hudson), who have fit into our team, and our culture as if they have always been here.

Please join us in welcoming in another local.
Myles, it’s great to have you on board mate!

March 2023

Myles NJC Hire Meet The Team


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Eli NJC Meet the team


Meet Francis.
One of our tireless legends making the wheels turn!
This guy just doesn’t stop. His energy is contagious and is a great asset to our NJC Hire team.
Whether he’s delivering gear to our awesome customers, sweeping the yard, servicing gear or taking orders, this guy just gets it done
An avid Warriors supporter who loves to travel. When Francis isn’t smashing goals at work he’s living life to the max.
A huge heart always putting others first.
Make sure you give him a wave when you see him out and about.

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Meet Troy

This kid is a gun and has a huge future in the industry.

His growth since joining our team full time late last year is immeasurable! Well….actually it is measurable, as he’s nailed employee of the month every month since going full time!

He’s the youngest, but one of our most consistent & hard working members of our team, always smiling, holding his own with the yard banter, and never shying away from the hard graft when it’s needed. At such a young age, he has shown us old dogs a trick or two. Call it youthful exuberance or perhaps it’s his fondness for Hi-Chews… whatever it is, keep it up pup!

After hours, rumour has it he’s not bad at going sideways (on the track of course), but is yet to be allowed the keys to move the big cheese’s whip. Your time will come.

Be sure to say hi to this guy when you see him in the yard as he’ll be gunning for you to help like always.

Great work T-Roy!

NJC Group Shot 2023